7 days in Spain Itinerary

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Barcelona — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 26th (Wed), stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and finally pick up some local products at La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): wander the streets of Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then wander the streets of Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

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Washington DC, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Begur.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Begur — 2 nights

Begur is a municipality in the comarca of the Baix Empordà in Catalonia, Spain, on the coastline of the Costa Brava.Begur has 3,986 inhabitants (according to the census of 2005). Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Cala de l'Illa Roja, stroll through Playa Sa Riera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala del Senyor Ramon, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playas de Calella, tour the pleasant surroundings at Platja Port Bo, then kick back and relax at La playa de Tamariu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Aigua Xelida.

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Drive from Barcelona to Begur in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Begur when traveling from Barcelona in August, with lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Madrid.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife
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Madrid — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Begur to Madrid takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from Begur in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 92°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.